Day: August 13, 2018

The Feast of the Consecration of Grapes Was Today

Once every year, on a Sunday closest to the middle of August, the Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates the Transfiguration of the Mother of God, which is otherwise referred to as the feast of the consecration of grapes. On the day of this church holiday, all temples of Armenia are filled with the followers of the

An Exceptionally Rare Armenian Manuscript Featured in an American Museum

The American FineBooks Magazine some time ago reported that the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art of Kansas City had acquired an exceptionally rare manuscript written and illustrated by a 17th-century Armenian manuscript illuminator Mesrop of Khizan (ca. 1560 – ca. 1652). This manuscript named “London Gospel” bears immeasurable cultural value. It represents the faith and religious